Revolutionary war is over!
Who 13 colonies U.S(French) vs. G.B
First attempt @ constitution Articles of confederation Epic fail
Articles create a confederation called the U.S.A
In a confederation the states maintaint there sovereignty but join together in a an organized way to deal with issues such as security
Submitted to second continental congress on july 12, 1776
Three main points to debate in this document
1)the apportionment of taxes according to pop.
2)the granting of one vote per state
3)the right of the federal government to dispose of public lands in the west
Articles have several things wrong with them
Congress could declare war and make peace
Coin and barrow money
Sign treaties with other nation
Could not force states to obey laws
Couldnt raise taxes
No national army
Each state printed there own money
Each state allowed to put up tariffs
The articles failed because the states were to strong the government was weak
THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
Begins 1787 In philly
James madison father of the constitution
Men who wrote the constitutuion are called the founding fathers
Conventionists were wealthy white and male
The power of the federal government. Would the states or the federal government have the most power?
Feds, Strong central Govt.
Antifeds, strong state govt Local control